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Dark and Dramatic Dining Room

Create a tailored space with a deep, gutsy wall colour.

Evoking black tie and tails, the glossy white mouldings and black walls in the former dining room of Tommy Smythe, associate designer with Sarah Richardson Design and co-star of HGTV's Sarah's Cottage and Sarah's House, are a glamorous backdrop to the traditional furnishings. An antique Biedermeier dresser, topped with an ornate Chippendale-style mirror, stands in as a sideboard.

See more of Tommy's houses, from past to present, in our photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home January 2006 issue
  • Products: Chandelier, Era; table, mirror, Decorum Decorative Finds; chairs, Patina; side table, chest, candelabra, Spruce; windows, french door, The Door Store; wall colour, Safety Black (82), Benjamin Moore.

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